PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

“Locked out: As the pandemic recedes, let migrants move again”, The Economist

Where it is safe enough to welcome tourists, it is safe enough for immigrants. Every country in the world has closed or partly closed its borders since the pandemic began. In total, they have issued more than 65,000 restrictions on mobility. For some places, especially islands, border controls have bought valuable time to prepare for covid-19. […]

SolidarityNow welcomes the undertaking of the ESTIA Accommodation program for asylum-seekers by the Greek Ministry of Migration & Asylum and its commitment for the program’s smooth continuation

SolidarityNow continues to focus its actions on integration programs Since 2016, SolidarityNow has been one of the key partners of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece. The partnership concerned the effective implementation of the *ESTIA program, with the aim of providing housing and a range of supporting services to asylum seekers in Attica, […]

Ending homelessness – it can be done!

Europe on 23rd July 2020, in attendance of European Commissioner for social affairs Nicolas Schmit. Shocking: Greece tops more than one “top worst” list EU-wide: homelessness is a reality for half of its unaccompanied minors, poor households and people with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to pay rent, and foreign nationals are by far more […]

Greece: Organisations share recommendations for the best use of EU funds for refugees

Athens, 14 July 2020 – Four Civil Society Organisations operating in the field of migration in Greece, published today a policy brief with recommendations addressed to national authorities about the best use of EU funds for the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the country. Despite availability of funds, efforts to integrate refugees […]

800 people were supported in 2020 by the Accounting Service at the Athens Solidarity Center

The period of the tax statements’ submission has started at the Solidarity Center, for everyone! Preparing and submitting the annual tax declaration is not a simple matter for all people. This happens because they are not aware of the submission process but mainly because they are uninformed that from the fulfilment of this obligation derive […]

Finding work is easier with new technology to help migrants enter the job market

A new serious game application launches in time for World Refugee Day June 20, 2020 To mark World Refugee Day on June 20, 2020, a new application called WORKEEN launches to help migrants, asylum seekers and refugees gain access to the job market. WORKEEN is a serious game application, created by a team of political […]

#OurHeroes is a human storytelling project at the times of COVID-19

SolidarityNow launches new podcast series focused on the “invisible” role of humanitarian workers in the field  An Afghan man who managed to collect his documents and be granted asylum in Greece; a woman, victim of gender-based violence who found the strength to support other women of her community; a long-term unemployed who found a job; […]